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Spotlight On: Babassuamidopropalkonium Chloride

Yeah, I know, that name is ridiculous, right? But Babassuamidopropalkonium Chloride is a real thing beyond being a tongue twister. It comes from babassu oil, which comes from babassu palms, Attalea speciosa, found in Brazil. Each babassu seed contains 63-70 percent oil, and the oil is often used as a substitute for coconut oil (University […]

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Product Review: Sunday Riley The Influencer Extra Volume Glossy Mascara

Finding the perfect mascara is no easy task. I’ve searched through drugstore stock and higher end brands, but each purchase seems to get returned. There’s always something:  the formula stings my eyes, or smudges and leaves me with that dreaded “raccoon” effect, or it just doesn’t deliver the way I had hoped. Well, I think […]

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Five Natural Ingredients that Can Irritate Your Skin

This is neither the first nor last time you’ll hear that organic and natural products are not necessarily better or safer. While some natural and organic companies craft products that are gentle enough to not irritate skin and also have the right kinds of preservatives and packaging, some don’t. In fact, there are a few […]

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Product Review: Nuvosä Skincare

Pictured here is the product trio, which includes all three products currently in the Nuvosä lineup – Flawless Age Protection Toner, Reborn Wrinkle Shield Moisturizer, and Deep Wrinkle Remedy Resurfacer. It seems everyday a new skin care brand hits the market, but many fail to impress. Nuvosä‘s anti-aging product trio ($149 at Nuvosä) certainly impresses. There’s […]